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Invisibile Shield installation + Water Damage Indicator = Disaster

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kellte2, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    After installing my invisible shield this morning, I turned the device over to replace the batter and low and behold the darn thing is a slightly deeper pink in the corner. The indicator itself isn't totally shot, but just the corner.

    Anything I can/should do, or am I just SOL?


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    I posted this in the wrong forum the first time. Please excuse the double post.
     


  2. x4sper

    x4sper Newbie

    whiteout
     
  3. x4sper

    x4sper Newbie

    ^^^ better
     
  4. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member

    that is ridiculous... static cling for me
     
  5. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    q tip and bleach
     
  6. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    Does this revert it back to the original state, or would it look tampered with. Since the whole sticker isn't shot, I'm inclined to leave it be unless i can fix it.
     
  7. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    Here are some pics of it. As you can see, it's only the corner.
     

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  8. vvplatinum

    vvplatinum Newbie

    So how did this happen again??
     
  9. tjwoo

    tjwoo Well-Known Member

    I think you should be fine. I believe there are internal water markers as well, so if you do end up having problems with your phone, they'll be able to check that as well. It doesn't look fully activated anyhow.

    Thanks for the tip though, i'll be sure to detach the battery cover from the phone when applying my invisi shield.
     
  10. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    Applying the invisible shield. I had the battery door off because I applied it on there first. I guess some water came off the unit as I was squeegy'ing the screen protector.

    Also TJWOO, you're right, it doesn't look fully activated. Because of this, I would hope that if I had a problem that I wouldn't be rejected for this.
     
  11. katmandoo122

    katmandoo122 Well-Known Member

    Take it in an explain.
     
  12. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert


    As minimal as that is I don't think I'd use the bleach method, although it works great if the sticker is fully activated. I've actually never done the bleach method then tried to return the phone, but I tested it on an old sidekick ID I had and it didn't look tampered with when I was done. It took a little while though. I put the bleach at the edges and the red slowly shrank inward.
     
  13. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't worry about it. If you need to, buy a new indicator on eBay and use that.
     
  14. jrdejavux

    jrdejavux Lurker


    i got the same problem :( didnt even noticed the sensor there. are you sure there are other internal indicators besides the battery one?
     
  15. bmwboyee

    bmwboyee Well-Known Member

    There was a warning about this on the forum. I put a piece of tape and some paper over mine.
     
  16. Geniuz650

    Geniuz650 Member

    Hmm, that's weird. Didn't happen to me.
     
  17. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    I went and talked with 2 separate best buy mobile stores and they agreed that judging by my strip, it was going to be a close call if I needed sprint to go through a warranty repair. It would "really depend on who looked at it."

    Personally, I don't like those odds. I have TEp, but Sprint and HTC did a wonderful job putting the indicator in the place that would most likely be accidentally activated. It really is garbage because it seems clear that this indicator can give off a false positive very easily, thus absolving Sprint/HTC from any sort of warranty agreement...Don't like that at all.
     
  18. kellte2

    kellte2 Member
    Thread Starter

    Be careful with that. If the tape is on/near the indicator and you live in a hot climate, I've heard that Scotch tape adhesive will become more liquid with time...you can see where this is going.
     
  19. chum1600

    chum1600 Well-Known Member

    Does TEP cover water damage?
     
  20. jtemple42000

    jtemple42000 Newbie


    Yep, after you pay your deductible...
     
  21. p00kienrayray

    p00kienrayray Well-Known Member

    dude the same thing happened to me. for the back piece, i took it off before applying and waited for it to dry before i put it back on. for the front screen protector, i used minimal solution and used a rag for any excess solution after squeegeeing. now my indicator is shot, this thing must be ridiculously sensitive, like to water vapors or something. i don't have insurance on it, but should anything happen to my phone, i hope my warranty wont be void b/c of this...
     
  22. IPvFletch

    IPvFletch Android Enthusiast

    Step 1. Put scotch tape over that thing before you do anything. Sorry you are too late, but for the others, HEED THIS ADVICE NOW!!
     
  23. p00kienrayray

    p00kienrayray Well-Known Member

    yea i wish zagg would have mentioned it too :mad:
     
  24. Red_Cheeks

    Red_Cheeks Member

    LOL dont try to blame it on zagg now..
     

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